These Rare Orchids Look Exactly Like Tiny Monkey Faces

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Designing your home is difficult. From picking the right color palette to the final finishing touches. But there’s one thing that you can never go wrong with and that’s plants.

House plants are one of the most ubiquitous house warming gifts of the past few years. But the latest trends have taken our breath away because they look like tiny monkey faces!

Have a look for yourselves…

The fact that many of us live in apartments without outdoor space means we want to bring the outside in.

There’s just one problem. Keeping plants alive can be hard!

There are indoor plants that don’t require quite so much constant care or attention and they are a pretty rare find.

Now I’m not a green-fingered fanatic, but these unique plants are making me want to run to the nearest garden center and get myself a few. Once you see them, you’ll understand.

While normal orchids have more of a traditional feel, the ones I’m about to tell you about have a surprising twist to them.

And with over 30,000 different species, you still wouldn’t think that it could include a plant that looks like a monkey.

And obviously, they’re named the Monkey Orchid.

They can be found in Ecuador and Peru, where they are referred to as the Dracula Simia which literally means “dragon monkey.”

And they get their unique “monkey faces” from the combination of flower petals and stamens.

They smell divine. A lovely burst ripe oranges, some say.

Carlyle A. Lueren first found and used the little plants back in the late seventies and they have become a sort of spectacle since then.

But this depends on if they’re in their natural habitat or not. And weirdly enough, they require the opposite of most other plants…

It would be the worst nightmare of an average gardener.

Experts recommend potting them in moss as opposed to soil so they can hold up better.

Then keep scrolling because this artist has created some gorgeous art using only plants…